[UK] Fan arrested for alleged racist chanting at Manchester derby
Monday 10 Dec 2012
Police arrested a man for alleged racist chanting at the Manchester derby between Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League yesterday.
During the game Greater Manchester Police (GMP) announced that a man was arrested inside the ground on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence after officers heard racist chanting.
GMP's Twitter feed said ''man arrested inside stadium on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence after officers hear racist chanting.''
United defender Rio Ferdinand was struck with a missile thought to have been thrown from the crowd as his team's derby clash with Manchester City ended in ugly scenes.
Ferdinand was seen wiping blood from his face following the incident which took place in the aftermath of United's injury-time winner in their 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
City trailed 2-0 but fought back to equalise before Robin van Persie's late free-kick secured three points for United.
Praising the football, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports: "It's just unfortunate towards the end a City fan runs on and then they throw coins at our players and that. I don't think you need that.
"The same thing happened at Chelsea which was masked really by all the other things that happened. But, you know, two fantastic teams today, I think, and a fantastic game of football, and it could do without that."
The Associated Press was used in this report.
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